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Old 04-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default My homemade cam nut remover

I know you can buy these for less than $20 but I needed one the other day and decided to make one using my CNC plasma cutter. It worked great with an impact wrench.





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Old 04-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Looks great but I would have welded an old socket to the thing instead of a bolt. That way you never need to look for one to remove the cam nut. Just a thought.
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good point.. I went back with new design nut anyways that uses the same 1 1/4" socket.
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Here's the one I made....
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:41 PM   #5
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Nice, and beefy!
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AH! another use for WOODRUFF KEYS! Willy Bill
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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You know,....I hadn't thought about that Willy. This was easy, had all
the material in stock or next door!

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Looks great but I would have welded an old socket to the thing instead of a bolt. That way you never need to look for one to remove the cam nut. Just a thought.
Great minds ... The other dodad is my fulcrum bar for the valve springs.
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Great minds ... The other dodad is my fulcrum bar for the valve springs.
I get it.....good idea!
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Bill's Engineering-001---When I need a special gizmo, instead of fabricating it, I search my junk/friend's junk and find an existing gizmo that can be modified to use in place of the original planned gizmo! Who is RUBE GOLDBERG???
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Rube Goldberg, I believe, was an overzealous inventor who was not satisfied with just using the bare necessity of something to accomplish a chore, but rather add as much to in the way of weight, complication, over engineering, and confusion to the set-up or execution of an invention. He probably was loved at the patent office.
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